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Agriculture in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga ­- “the place where the sun rises” – is a province in the north-east of South Africa, with spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife. The varied topography, climate and soil varieties of the Highveld and Lowveld regions within Mpumalanga ensure a diverse agricultural landscape.

The agricultural economy of Mpumalanga is well-balanced, based on the production of a wide variety of crops, as well as animals and animal products. The variety relates to the different climatic conditions found across the Province. As a destination it has a lot to offer its visitors.

Sharing borders with Mozambique and Swaziland, it has many unique cultural aspects and is of course the gateway to the Kruger National Park. Affectionately called ‘the Kruger’.

Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s most productive and important agricultural regions.

Extending over 2 million hectares, the Kruger has to be the greatest attraction on offer in Mpumalanga. It is, however, not the only reason to visit Mpumalanga and we are always looking to promote some of the impressive but lesser-known sites and attractions.

Below are just a few of the more obvious areas of interest:

Kruger National Park

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

The Panoramic Route

Blyde River Canyon

God's Window

Cultural tours to rural community areas and schools

Trout fishing (Dullstroom, Lydenburg)

Waterfalls, caves & canyons

Access

 Mpumalanga can be accessed by road or air. We have three major airports that service Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park

  • Kruger Mpumalanga International airport – KMIA (Nelspruit)
  • Skukuza airport – SKU (in the Kruger Park)
  • Hoedspruit airport – HDS (Hoedspruit)

Alternatively, the road network in South Africa is well developed with the National Highway and toll road (N4) linking Nelspruit to Johannesburg, The N4 also forms part of the Maputo Corridor, which improves transport between the province and neighbouring Mozambique and Swaziland.

Via Africa Conferencing has long-standing relationships with a number of trusted transfer companies. Working together with these local operators, we ensure that high standards are maintained of both the vehicles and the drivers/guides.

Being based in the town of White River allows us to make all the necessary arrangements here at ground level to ensure your event is a success. We will always be there to help make you and your delegates feel comfortable and at home and to create the right environment for a successful conference. We realise the need to keep improving the level of friendly service that Mpumalanga is well known for, and we understand the importance of each and every event, function and conference held in our home province.

Climate

The Lowveld (the area is 1 000m below sea level, also known as “The Bushveld”) is mostly subtropical, due to its proximity to the warm Indian Ocean off the coast of nearby Mozambique. The province’s Highveld regions are comparatively cooler, mainly due to a higher altitude of 2 300 to 1 700m above sea level. The Drakensberg escarpment receives the most rain, with all the other areas being moderately well watered by mostly summer thunderstorms. The Highveld can experience winter frost, but the Lowveld and Kruger Park is a frost-free area. Winters are usually dry with the majority of rain falling in the summer months.

The Average temperatures of the Lowveld range from a minimum of 8 to 24C (46 -75F) in the winter, rising to around 21 to 32C and upward (70 to 90F)

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